Dean has a number of irons in various fires. He is currently developing documentary and drama scripts and proposals to bring intelligent and interesting projects to broadcasters and audiences. A number of his projects are in development and discussion with partner production companies in Britain, America and elsewhere.
Further projects remain available. Please contact Dean for details.
Dean was first published in 1996 with a book entitled Star Wars: The Genesis of a Legend. He is currently on the editorial team for the UK-based journal, Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction. Dean's research and teaching interests include film, television and theatre - with parallel focus on science fiction, cinema exhibition, Japanese traditional theatre, the history of science and space travel, and women in science fiction film. Further project research and study has taken in various historical figures, including: Buddy Holly, Jane Austen, George Bernard Shaw, W.G. Grace and WWI nurse, Edith Cavell.
Teaching & Writing
Until recently, Dean taught part-time modules on creative-writing for screen, theatre and radio at The University of Hull, England.
After leaving a full-time post as a Head of Drama at an independent girls' school in the UK, Dean continued to teach Theatre, Film, Drama, Creative-Writing, TV Production, English and Maths in a number of universities, colleges and schools. He has worked with students around the world, from postgraduate levels through to primary school - as well as adult learners in 'continuing education'.
In 2003, Dean co-founded Scene Cinema Ltd., which worked with many organisations to develop video projects and media programmes for Degree, BTec and Diploma, as well as courses of study for 'gifted and talented' students, 'special needs' students, young offenders and teachers. Scene Cinema also produced award-winning boardgames under its imprint Ludorum Games. In 2010, the company acquired the rights to the Melissi Digital Classroom, which is now used to help teachers to deliver language classes in educational, government and military institutions around the world.
Dean ceased to be a Scene Cinema/Melissi director in 2016.
Education & Background
Dean received his PhD for a thesis on women in science fiction film from The University of Hull in 1999. This followed a BA(hons) degree in Drama and 3 years as a theatre technician at Essex University Theatre.
Dean likes gin, sushi and cycling, rides a unicycle a bit, and juggles badly. He is also learning Japanese, so for those in the know: よろしくお願いします。
If you have any comments, questions or suggestions for Dean, please send them via the 'contact' link above.